Simply Complex

by Hari N. Modi, Northern California Power Agency, Roseville, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


In California, after years of uncertainties and overcoming a complex myriad of hurdles, a major 205. 5 MW hydroelectric development project, financed by Northern California Power Agency, the Power Purchaser, for 624 million, becomes a reality. Progression of the development of the North Fork Stanislaus River Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 2409), with a combined capacity of 205. 5 MW, stretching over 40 miles, and covering nearly 3500 acres within a three-county area will be presented. Complexities resulting from opposition, licensing and legal battles, economic uncertainties, financing and marketing approaches, contract negotiations and contractor selection will be discussed. The Project is being pursued on a turnkey basis, which is a somewhat unique concept in the United States for large hydroelectric projects involving significant amounts of underground work.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Project management | Economic factors | Construction management | Feasibility studies | Rivers and streams | Legal affairs | Marketing | California | United States

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